The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta mega church turned himself in Tuesday night to face a charge that he lied under oath.
A warrant for the arrest of Archbishop Earl Paulk was issued
yesterday after a months-long probe by the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation. Nancy Bodiford, executive assistant to Cobb County
Sheriff Neil Warren, says the longtime pastor of the Cathedral of
the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church made a deal to
surrender within 48 hours.
He appeared at the jail Tuesday night and signed his own bond, then
went home to rest.
Paulk's defense attorney, Joel Pugh, said the warrant took the
family by surprise.
The felony perjury charge against Paulk stem from a civil
lawsuit by a former church employee who alleges that Paulk
manipulated her into an affair from 1989 to 2003 by telling her it
was her only path to salvation.